Our prediction for this match:
Stadion Pod Goricom will host Monday’s friendly between Montenegro and Greece, the two teams who meet for the first time since March 2016. Back then Greece defeated Montenegro 2-1 in a warm-up game, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be experienced Hertha attacker Stevan Jovetic, who has netted 31 goals in 62 appearances for the Montenegro national team.
The Greeks, on the other hand, missed out on a place at the 2022 World Cup finals. New boss Gustavo Poyet marked his debut with a 1-0 win over Romania, but beating Miodrag Radulovic’s troops in Podgorica is easier said than done. All Douvikas, Bakasetas, and Pavlidis should be recalled to Greece’s starting XI. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards, and we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw.
Highlighted Player (Nikola Vukcevic):
Nikola Vukcevic is yet another Montenegro footballer who plays for Braga as a midfielder. The 184-cm-tall player was born in Podgorica on 13 December, 1991. Vukcevic began his senior career at his hometown club Buducnost Podgorica and he was part of the team from 2010 to 2013.
The Montenegro footballer scored four goals in 65 league appearances for the club. In 2013 he joined Braga as a free player and he initially played for the reserve team. After making 31 appearances for Braga B he made his debut for the first team against Vitoria, coming from the bench in the stoppage time. Speaking of his international career, Nikola Vukcevic made his Montenegro debut against Ghana on 5 March, 2014 in a friendly game.
The Hrabri sokoli defeated the Black Stars back then. His main position is defensive midfielder, but he plays as a central midfielder and as attacking midfielder as well. Nikola’s contract with Braga expires on 30 June, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Greece):
Former European champions Greece played their first official match on April 7, 1929, with the team suffering a heavy 4-1 loss to Italy in Athens. The Greeks booked their place at the FIFA World Cup finals in 1994 for the first time ever, but they failed to impress at the showpiece tournament in United States of America.
The Galanolefki were eliminated in the group stages of the 2010 FIFA World Cup as well, but they made it to the knockout stages of the tournament in Brazil four years later. However, the Greeks were more than unfortunate not to book their place in the quarter-finals as they were beaten by Costa Rica on penalties. However, Greece did remarkably well to win the 2004 European Championship and that is considered the national team’s biggest success.
Otto Rehhagel outplayed the likes of France and Czech Republic in the knockout stages to set up a meeting with hosts Portugal in the title game. Thanks to Angelos Charisteas’ goal 12 minutes into the second half Greece won the European Championship.